1.12.Some people think that success in life comes from hard work and determination, while others think that there are more important factors such as money and appearance. Discuss both views and give your opinion.
Some people think success in life comes from hard work and determination, but others think there are more important factors like money and appearance. Discuss both sides and give your own opinion.
It goes beyond any doubt that being successful is important in people’s life. Some people associate it with hard work and determination, while others believe that success lies in other factors like money and appearance. Personally, both sides of the issue should be taken into consideration.
Some people claim that determination and hard work are significant for people wanting success in life as those with strong determination are inclined to set high goals in their study or work and devote themselves to achieving these targets. With such determination, they are more self-disciplined and self-motivated than those who have less desire for success, that is to say, those people are more likely to be hard-working. And when facing hardships and setbacks, determined people are manifestly more courage and are more willing to endeavor to overcome the barriers, since they cannot put up with failure.
However, others insist that success in life comes from other more significant factors, such as money and appearance. There is no denying that earning money would directly contribute to personal success, particularly in a material world, where income is considered to be the key criterion to evaluate a person’s career development. Besides, good looks are possible for people to enjoy more convenience in their work, which is commonly regarded as success. For instance, eye-catching people can find a suitable job more easily or get promotion quickly.
To sum up, determination and hard work give people advantages in terms of coping with challenges on their way to success, while people should also be aware of the other factors, especially money and appearance, which may show them how successful they are or lead them to success more readily.
2.14.Some people think that adults can learn practical skills such as computer skills by themselves, but others suggest that they should learn it from a teacher in a classroom. Discuss both sides and give your own opinions.
A life's study is considered to be much more important than ever before. For most of us, we only learn and study in schools, but the everlastingly changing world requires us to keep a habit of learning all the time, such as different kinds of practical skills, to confront the life challenge. Here comes a heated debate whether adult should learn by themselves or choose turning to a teacher in classroom. As for me, self-learning and teaching both can’t be ignored.
On the one hand, self-learning is much more available for most adults for the simple reason that it demands less time from those who are always under the great pressure of work and family. People can squeeze any time he/she can in daily life for a short learning. Reading a chapter of the textbook during the break will make it easier to finish a heavy one within a week. By contrast, taking to courses, night course for example, usually occupies a lot of time after work, which are supposed to be used for relaxing or family time. Moreover, it is the affluent resources online that enable self-learning for adults more possible and practical. There are massive numbers of courses on some well-known video websites, cooking, gardening, language smoothing to name a few, which can drag users into any online classroom for something news.
One the other side, self-learning online may arouse some questions, such as it can’t help people solve professional problems unless turning to the real teacher. Besides, it also takes courage, persistence as well as self-controlling for people to learn by themselves online, because there are a great number of temptations through hyperlink all around and it is easy for us to digress from what we are intended to do.
All in all, teachers can help us to solve professional problems and a class will create a sound learning atmosphere, but the lifestyle of most of the adult makes it impossible to attending a long term and a time class. The best method is to balance the two ways.
3.9.ublic museums and art galleries are not needed because people could see historical objects and works by using computers. To what extent do you agree or disagree?
It is simply absurd to assert that with historical objects and works of art being able to be seen through a computer, public museums and art galleries will no longer be needed.
First of all, computers can never replace real public museums and art galleries. No matter how real and vivid computer images are, they are only images, not the historical objects and works of art that we see in real or even might be allowed to touch with our fingertips. For those who claim museums and galleries are no longer needed because they can see all they want to on a computer screen, I’d like to suggest that they marry a wife or husband in the computer rather than in real life!
In the second place, visiting real museums and art galleries is a rewarding experience in many respects. For one thing, it is a good exercise. While we are making the trip to a museum or art gallery and then strolling about on site, we get some exercise which does a lot of good to our health. For another thing, we can feast our eyes on all kinds of things there and experience the wonder, beauty and exquisite workmanship with our own eyes in an active way instead of in a passive manner by looking at what are being displayed to us by others on the screen. For yet another thing, we protect our eyesight by moving away from the computer screen and see the real objects on site.
It is true that computers have brought great conveniences to our life. At certain times, especially when it is temporarily impossible for us to visit museums and art galleries in person, we can get a rough picture of what are on display on site. However, what we see from a computer screen is, after all, not exactly the same as what we see and feel with our own eyes on site.
In conclusion, computers will never be able to replace real public museums and art galleries. Therefore, it is ridiculous to say that one does not need to go to museums and art galleries as historical objects and works of art can be appreciated on a computer screen.